climate change denier

David Tuerck

David Tuerck

David G. Tuerck

 Credentials

  • Doctorate in economics from the University of Virginia.
  • A.M., Economic Policy, George Washington University.
  • A.B., International Affairs, George Washington University.

Source: [1], [2]

Steve Goreham

Steve Goreham

​Steve Goreham

 Credentials

  • M.S. In Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
  • MBA from the University of Chicago

Source: [1]

Anthony Watts

Anthony Watts

 Credentials

Anthony Watts studied Electrical Engineering and Meteorology at Purdue University, but he did not graduate. [1], [2]

He is a former television meteorologist.

Robert Mendelsohn

Robert Mendelsohn

Robert O. Mendelsohn

 Credentials

  • Ph.D., economics, Yale University (1978).
  • B.A., economics, Harvard University (1973).

Source: [1]

Alan Carlin

Alan Carlin

​Alan Carlin

 Credentials

  • Ph.D in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • B.S. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology.

Source: [1]

 Background

Alan Carlin is an economist. He has published numerous articles relating to the economics of climate change but he is not a climate scientist.

Larry Bell

Larry Bell

​Larry Bell

 Credentials

  • Professor of Architecture at the University of Houston.
  • AIAA, ASCE. Registered Architect and urban planner.
  • Master of Fine Arts, University of Illinois.
  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Illinois,

Source: [1]

David Schnare

David Schnare

​David W. Schnare

 Credentials

  • J.D., George Mason University School of Law (1999).
  • Ph.D., Environmental Management, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1979).
  • M.Sc., Public Health-Environmental Science, University of North Carolina School of Public Health.
  • Bachelor's Degree (chemistry and math major), Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.

Financial Post Op-Ed Spins Familiar Tale of Climate Change Denial

The recent op-ed piece in Canada’s Financial Post by Czech President Václav Klaus is more than a little infuriating.  Klaus, an economist by trade with no background in climate science, has become a favourite skeptic for hire at the Heritage Foundation and other right-wing libertarian think tanks. 

Klaus is a vocal skeptic on the topic of global warming. His 2007 book argues that global warming is akin to a new religion or ideology that threatens to undermine freedom and the world’s economic and social order.  At a 2007 speech at the Cato Institute, he argued that, “Environmentalism should belong in the social sciences” along with other “isms” such as communism, feminism, and liberalism.  He went on to argue that, “environmentalism is a religion” and a “modern counterpart of communism” that seeks to change people’s habits and economic systems.

At his 2009 keynote address at the International Conference of Climate Change (a.k.a. Denial-a-Palooza), he maintained that environmental activists don’t necessarily care about temperature, or carbon dioxide, rather they care about rent seeking and political profit.  In an increasingly familiar trope, he argued that the climate change movement has become popularized because it gives politicians an excuse to exert more control over society.

Klaus delivered a keynote speech at last week’s Global Warming Policy Foundation Inaugural Annual Lecture in London.  According to his address, “Global warming in the last 150 years was modest and future warming and its consequences will not be dangerous or catastrophic.  It doesn’t look like a threat we should respond to,” he said.

Tucker Carlson’s 'Daily Caller' Website Bankrolled by Climate Change Denier

The primary funder of Tucker Carlson’s new website ‘The Daily Caller’ is climate change denier and GOP bankroller Foster Friess, and Carlson has reportedly lined up sponsorship from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Mining Association and Southern Company, all major opponents of meaningful action to curb climate change.

Friess donated $3 million to Carlson’s site, which is run out of an office a “stone’s throw from the White House” by a 21-person staff.  ‘The Daily Caller’ is the brainchild (if you can call it that) of Carlson and his college roommate Neil Patel, a former Dick Cheney aide.  The site’s opinion editor is former RNC press secretary Moira Bagley, immediately calling into question Carlson’s insistence that ‘The Daily Caller’ won’t cater to the right-wing crowd.

Victor Manuel Velasco Herrera

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Victor Manuel Velasco Herrera

 Credentials

  • Ph.D. National Aerospace University of Ukraine, July 2001
  • M.C. (Physics) Kharkov State University, January 1996
  • B.Sc. (Physics) Kharkov State University, January 1995

Source: [1]

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